Seismic Network Operations

IU PAB

San Pablo, Spain

IU PAB commences operations on: 1992,294

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Host: National Geographical Institute
Latitude: 39.545
Longitude: -4.35
Elevation: 950
Datalogger: Q330
Broadband: STS-1VBB_w/E300
Accelerometer: FBA_ES-T_EpiSensor_Accelerometer
Telemetry Status at the NEIC: Last Data In Less Than 10 Minutes
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Vault Condition: The seismometers are located in a tunnel approximately 60 feet from the entrance. The vault has concrete walls with an arched ceiling. Piers are isolated from the concrete floor and are attached to bedrock.

Site Geology: The rock is granite, and there are about 3 meters of overburden.

Location CodeChannel CodeInstrumentFlagsSample RateDipAzimuthDepth
20LN2Kinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerCG1.000.0090.000.00
20HN2Kinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerTG100.000.0090.000.00
10VH2Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG0.100.0090.000.00
10LH2Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG1.000.0090.000.00
10HH2Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainTG100.000.0090.000.00
10BH2Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG40.000.0090.000.00
00VH2Streckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG0.100.0090.000.00
00LH2Streckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG1.000.0090.000.00
00BH2Streckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG20.000.0090.000.00
20LNZKinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerCG1.00-90.000.000.00
20LN1Kinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerCG1.000.000.000.00
20HNZKinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerTG100.00-90.000.000.00
10VMWStreckeisen STS-2 Standard-gainCH0.100.000.001.00
10VMVStreckeisen STS-2 Standard-gainCH0.100.000.001.00
20HN1Kinemetrics FBA ES-T EpiSensor AccelerometerTG100.000.000.000.00
10VMUStreckeisen STS-2 Standard-gainCH0.100.000.001.00
10VHZStreckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG0.10-90.000.000.00
10VH1Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG0.100.000.000.00
10LHZStreckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG1.00-90.000.000.00
10LH1Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG1.000.000.000.00
10HHZStreckeisen STS-2 High-gainTG100.00-90.000.000.00
10HH1Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainTG100.000.000.000.00
10BHZStreckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG40.00-90.000.000.00
10BH1Streckeisen STS-2 High-gainCG40.000.000.000.00
00VHZStreckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG0.10-90.000.000.00
00VH1Streckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG0.100.000.000.00
00LHZStreckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG1.00-90.000.000.00
00LH1Streckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG1.000.000.000.00
00BHZStreckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG20.00-90.000.000.00
00BH1Streckeisen STS-1VBB w/E300CG20.000.000.000.00
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As part of the annual calibration process, the USGS runs a sequence that includes a random, a step, and several sine wave calibrations.  The USGS analyzes the random binary calibration signal in order to estimate the instrument response.  The figures below show the results from the analysis of the most recent processed calibration at the station.

We use an iterative three-step method to estimate instrument response parameters (poles, zeros, sensitivity and gain) and their associated errors using random calibration signals. First, we solve a coarse non-linear inverse problem using a least squares grid search to yield a first approximation to the solution. This approach reduces the likelihood of poorly estimated parameters (a local-minimum solution) caused by noise in the calibration records and enhances algorithm convergence. Second, we iteratively solve a non-linear parameter estimation problem to obtain the least squares best-fit Laplace pole/zero/gain model. Third, by applying the central limit theorem we estimate the errors in this pole/zero model by solving the inverse problem at each frequency in a 2/3rds-octave band centered at each best-fit pole/zero frequency. This procedure yields error estimates of the 99% confidence interval.

LocChanCal DateEpoch-SpanGradeAmp Nominal Error (dB)Amp Best Fit Error (dB)Phase Nominal Error (degree)Phase Best Fit Error (degree)SensorCal Type
00BH12013:1222012:034 to No Ending TimeA0.0644130.0218050.265290.3035STS1VBBE3Random
00BHZ2013:1222012:034 to No Ending TimeA0.0196720.0105670.144970.20716STS1VBBE3Random
00BH22013:1222012:034 to No Ending TimeA0.0209640.0143620.153060.10333STS1VBBE3Random
10BHZ2013:1232011:239 to No Ending TimeA0.0148630.0144560.100670.097384STS-2-HGRandom
  1. Current Issues
    The ?H2 component is showing LP pulsing.
  2. 2009-08-21
    Upgraded to Q330 digitizer.